Amaranth in National Geographic
The article Amaranth: Another Ancient Wonder Food, But Who Will Eat It? by Brian Clark Howard has been published in National Geographic today 12 August 2013 and is available online. here.
A snippet: "There are around 60 different species of amaranth, and a few of them are native to Mesoamerica. For the last decade, the Oaxaca-based advocacy group Puente a la Salud Comunitaria (Bridge to Community Health) has been working to promote the plant&'s virtues.
Pete Noll, the group's executive director, argues that his work couldn't come at a more important time. In July, the United Nations announced that Mexico had overtaken the United States as the world's most obese country. According to the report, 32.8 percent of Mexican adults are obese, compared with 31.8 percent of American adults."